Sledging the Prophets of Baal

Sledging the Prophets of Baal

Justin Sledge is an occultist, a Kabbalist and  Marxist involved in a school shooting in his youth.  These people purport to be academics and scholars but they are apologists for transhumanists whose ideology harks back to Hermeticism and Gnosticism of the ancient god Thoth. They believe that they can transcend and break the natural cycle through their secret knowledge (wisdom or illumination).  In the same fashion the eugenicists believe that they also can transcend by  improving the genetic quality of a human population and this entails child sacrifice (abortion,sterilization etc). Therefore the “modern” age harks back to solutions offered by Thoth and Baal. The revelation of Yahweh showed a different way.  Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, moreover, God himself provided the sacrifice for improving humanity. We cannot escape the coming natural cycle nor can we transcend either individually or collectively without God’s help.

The Yahweh of the Old Testament is under attack, but as Jesus said, He who confesses the Son has the Father also. … Whoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also (1 John 2:23).  And vice versa is also true, you cannot have the Son and deny the Father.  Here is a previous article where I addressed the attack against God.

War against Yahweh

Here is the full video by Sledge:

Here is the automatically transcribed text (full of spelling errors) taken from You Tube (with time slots). My response video is under the transcription (scroll down).

0 the birth survival Twilight and ultimate demise of divine being seems to follow
0:05 its own evolutionary patterns such that some Gods endure without significant
0:10 cultic or theological change for centuries While others Blaze onto the
0:16 world stage only to burn themselves up into Extinction almost as soon as they
0:22 appeared indeed a given God must perform a careful Balancing Act to persist much
0:28 through human time marked by seemingly unending upheavals on the one hand a
0:36 Divine being must have a definite enough quality to attract and maintain
0:41 worshipers and yet at the same time such a God cannot be so rigid or it’s cult so
0:49 conservative that it cannot endure significant adaptation and change the
0:54 only surety of our mundane world too far in One Direction makes a God unappealing
1:01 too far in the other Dooms them given religious fashion and change frankly and
1:07 surely through the eons some gods have adapted and many gods have gone extinct though
1:16 one God has proven to be rather successful bodily enough not that that
1:22 makes them a better God or even a real God beyond all reasonable historical
1:29 expectation in fact this God whose simple name means something like the one
1:34 that exists emerge from the Sands of Bronze Age obscurity to eventually
1:40 become not just a national God but in the end simply the God for the
1:48 overwhelming majority of the world’s population now but just how did a tribal Warrior storm
1:55 God Yahweh go from being a god a minor
2 God among God’s much more ancient and much more powerful enduring up till then at least to Simply becoming God the soul
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2:42 at our merch store on the channel but now let’s turn to a god that all of
2:47 us know of but none of us really know much about Yahweh or the one that exists the deity
2:56 at the core of the abrahamic faiths and Beyond I’m Dr Justin Sledge and welcome
3:03 to esoterica where we explore the Arcane and history
3:08 philosophy and religion
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3:33 as you might imagine this is an episode I’ve been wanting to make for a long time and I’ve been absolutely dreading
3:40 having to make it for even longer the importance of an episode on Yahweh is basically self-evident but the challenge
3:47 is to making it should be equally self-evident the literature on this
3:52 topic is vast utterly vast it spread over a dozen or so languages performed
3:58 by ingenious Specialists with an encyclopedic grasp of the material and
4:05 yet an entire argument or series of arguments can hinge on a single suffix of an inscription I’m looking at you
4:13 contilit adrude pronomial suffix problem and of course with Yahweh being at the
4:20 core of the abrahamic religions historicizing such a being can easily be taken as an assault on the very core of
4:27 those religions if you distort Yahweh everything else might just
4:32 disappear into the air and yet that’s the task at hand so it should go without
4:37 saying that virtually everything I’m going to say in this episode Cam and would be taken
4:43 up taken to task by an army of Specialists and can in no way in no way
4:49 taken to be definitive because there is simply that little consensus among
4:56 the Specialists but I’d rather Hazard an episode on the topic than just throw my hands up and say oh it’s utterly
5:02 frustrated by the difficulty and the complicatedness and the specialization of the topic
5:08 better as a famous saying if Beckett goes ever tried ever failed
5:13 no matter try again fail again fail better so here’s to
5:20 failing better in the name of public education also on a personal note using the name Yahweh is just simply an
5:27 academic attempt to vocalize the name of the Israelite tribal God and not some attempt to actually utter a
5:34 magical Divine name much less take such a name in vain in fact public education
5:40 is just about the furthest thing from my mind when I think about doing something in vain and lastly this is an academic
5:48 Channel and I check my religious commitments at the door and historical
5:53 facts and evidence are what matter here not my personal beliefs and really when
6 we allow our faith to dictate our history we really just betrayed both
6:06 I guess I’ll just come out of the gate with it the origins of Yahweh are utterly unknown the name may appear
6:14 first in the 14th century BCE of an enemy list of amenotep III in a similar but later list in the 13th century BCE
6:21 by Ramses II as the shasu of Yahweh are the shasu of Yahoo it’s not quite clear
6:28 how that was pronounced the shasu were semi-nomadic pastoralists typically associated with rating and general big
6:35 brigandry the Egyptian name for their name actually indicates their nomadic existence to roam about while the name
6:42 taken up into Semitic and Hebrew means something like terrain or to plunder so
6:48 there’s a clue what they were while the name Yahweh does seem to appear here it
6:53 also seems to be functioning primarily as a toponym rather than as a Theon M but that other shasu in the list are
7 also associated with the region of Sears mountain range in the southwestern trans Jordan is probably going to prove
7:06 Salient here in just a moment whether the shasu were proto-israelites isn’t clear but it seems reasonable to think
7:13 that there was probably some connection and did it with the hyperoo and the social then ethnic groups the Hebrews
7:20 that begins as a social group not an ethnic group who were also associated with brigandry so this is a
7:28 fun origin story Israel first appears to enter history on the menoptos Delhi it’s
7:33 a son of Ramses II like his 13th son where he claims victory such that the
7:39 Canaan has been plundered into every sort of Woe ashkelan has been overcome
7:44 gazer has been captured yeah no aam is made non-existent Israel is laid waste and
7:52 his seed is not huru is become a widow because of Egypt it’s perhaps worth
7:59 mentioning here that the Egyptian determinative on ashkelanoam and gazer
8:04 indicate foreign city this is the triple Mountain determinative whereas Israel
8:09 has the foreign ethnic group determinative though to be sure the use of determinatives by
8:16 Egyptian scribes can be all over the place kinda arbitrary the
8:21 southernly geographic placement may also be important though note that the Israelites that mernepta claims to
8:27 annihilate aren’t actually Associated here with the shafsu so that’s interesting and of course their God the
8:34 god of Israel and none of these guys is mentioned here the first historical archaeological link
8:41 between Israel and Yahweh as the god dates to much much later in the Iron Age
8:46 where the 9th century BCE mesha steli Victory steli Braggs of dragging vessels
8:53 of Yahweh before hemosh as the malabye kingdom rebelled and escaped amrite
8:58 Israelite hegemony in the region thus it seems that southern levantine Nomads and
9:04 Raiders were associated with Yahweh perhaps as a kind of theological toponym and that by the 13th century BCE an
9:11 ethnic group known as Israel at least to the Egyptians existed in a similar area
9:17 and that by the 9th century BCE the Israelite House of Omri seems to have had Yahweh as an important probably as
9:24 their National God as opposed to the moabai before which the those vessels
9:31 the aforementioned vessels were dragged now given the paucity of the
9:37 archaeological record which is basically that what can we glean from our other surviving body of evidence that is to
9:44 say Israelite literature as edited and compiled into the Hebrew Bible about the origins of Yahweh or what we might call
9:51 primitive yawism are the cult of Yahweh before its assimilation into the Canaanite Heartland the Canaanite cult
9:58 and the Canaanite Pantheon more generally now to do this it appears that the best methodology would be to take
10:04 the earliest linguistic strata of the Israelite literature as it appears in the Hebrew Bible especially the song of
10:11 the sea at Exodus 15 1-18 judges 5 or Divorce Song Psalms 18 29 68 Genesis 49
10:19 among other scattered memories of very linguistically archaic mentions of
10:24 Yahweh in his cult from this a rough sketch of primitive Yahweh can be made it appears that the deities original
10:31 Heartland was Ser Edom teman with account signing actually probably originally lying in that region recall
10:38 the chassiser earlier that is to say the Northwestern Arabian Peninsula just east
10:44 of the Dead Sea it appears that Yahweh was probably originally a warrior God
10:50 perhaps associated with raiding and women warband prophets further the
10:55 central manifestation of Yahweh seems to have been storms specifically the catastrophic thunderstorms that result
11:02 in the deadly flash flooding which actually plagues that region down to this day Petra the same region where
11:08 Yahweh may have come from was engineered around managing just those thunderstorms
11:14 oh and you can see video of what those flash floods look like in that region and they are terrifying at some point in
11:22 the late bronze or probably the early Iron Age the Yahweh cult made its way into the Judean Highlands likely
11:29 settling at a cult Center in Shiloh this corresponds roughly to the biblical period of the judges the nomadic and
11:38 possibly Mercantile nature note The Mention Of Caravans and the song of devorah which is by the way probably the
11:44 earliest text in the Hebrew Bible of primitive yahwas might explain the diffusion of the cult that is to say it
11:50 was spread through Mercantile trade this diffusion is probably over determined however especially if rating were
11:57 involved of course the major historical backdrop of all of this is the Bronze Age collapse through the 13th century
12:04 BCE civilization in the Eastern Mediterranean Experience day cascading systems collapse real scary
12:13 resulting in Mass migration from the Aegean I.E the sea peoples Imperial border regression and local hegemony
12:19 collapse on the part of the various Empires especially the Egyptians Imperial collapse just full-blown
12:26 civilization collapse for the Hittites and the city-state of Garrett and generalized Urban disintegration note at
12:33 a site like the city of gazer in fact it may be that the conditions of the Bronze Age collapsed allowed for the power
12:39 vacuum in which one rating as a means of survival would have emerged and a rating cult headed by a warrior raiding God
12:47 like Yahweh might have proven pretty popular in the chaos I mean imagine what
12:54 kind of religions would emerge in the world of Mad Max or something like that though
13 this was just speculation and that disruption in the Bronze Age collapse was probably what allowed the various
13:05 states to revolt resulting him or Not by putting them down but also especially
13:10 the collapse of Egyptian hegemony in the region and this is very important this would have allowed de facto Independence
13:16 especially in the Canaanite Highlands because who wants to go up there and it isn’t surprising to me that yahweh’s
13:22 cult in its military political state-building Wing would settle in relatively remote Shiloh before
13:29 spreading North and South into the highlands and then pushing West down into the Shayla to contest eventually
13:35 with the sea people who also got a foothold in former territory of Egyptian hegemony this of course is the peleset
13:42 as we know them from the Egyptian literature or from the Bible as well
13:47 you guessed it the Philistines thus by Iron 1 or roughly around 1200 to
13:53 1000 BCE Yale had probably come to settle in the Canaanite Highlands thus
13:59 marking the end of primitive yawism in the beginning of an incredibly complex process by which elements of Canaanite
14:06 religious and cultic systems would be negotiated with both the cult but also
14:11 the very Divine person of ihawei through a process of theological convergence and
14:17 assimilation Divergence and cultic antagonism and especially early
14:22 monarchic syncretism to appreciate this process it’s best to
14:28 explore this complex dialectic on two axes one being the Canaanite Pantheon itself but the other being the
14:34 progression through time from the period of the judges and through the monarchy’s complex cultic relationships marked by
14:41 syncretism in the north primarily but more punctuated by yalu monolatry and
14:46 the South before the eventual transition to monotheism and the exilic and really the post-exilic period so let’s begin by
14:54 exploring the Dynamics of theological convergence and Divergence or cultic antagonism with the Canaanite Pantheon
15:01 and Yahweh most of our knowledge of the Canaanite Pantheon stems from the
15:07 discoveries of vast Royal libraries of the city of uguerita another victim of
15:12 the Bronze Age collapse what has emerged from this Center are significant collections of mythological and cultic
15:19 documents deeply detailing the nature personalities and Mythic Deeds of the
15:26 various Canaanite gods in that Pantheon though two caveats are perhaps an order
15:32 the first is that the just Trove may represent a specifically Royal specifically ugaritic expression of the
15:38 Canaanite Theology and its myth Cycles the second is that these documents date to the mid 12th century at the latest
15:44 you know the city itself was probably destroyed around 1185 BCE which is
15:51 hundreds of years and still quite a distance away from the Locust classicus of the development of the Israelite cult
15:57 down a good bit southerly in the highlands thus we don’t know to what
16:03 degree the Canaanite occult expressed itself specifically in that region down in the highlands and this is especially
16:10 true because the Canaanite written record in that area is remarkably poor it’s it’s basically
16:18 non-existent so to what degree can we take the ogreidic text to be representative of Southern Highlander
16:24 text Highlander cult Notch clear but those caveats aside the head of the Canaanite Pantheon was the grandfatherly
16:31 god L simply God indeed some theories actually have that Yahweh was a local
16:37 very far Southern manifestation of L but I think that’s probably doubtful though
16:43 Deuteronomy 39 seems to be an archaic recall when Elion a manifestation of L
16:49 parceled out the world providing Yahweh specifically with the lands of Jacob Israel this is probably a rare survival
16:57 from a period where Yahweh was still kind of subservient to El Yan and before
17:03 theological convergence with L more generally however it’s clear that the
17:08 yahwists were pretty comfortable enough with L to allow for significant amounts
17:14 of assimilation of L fissures onto Yahweh even when those features perhaps
17:19 stood and significant contrast to the strident Warrior of the Primitive cult one of the
17:27 more striking features of these is the assimilation of L as an elderly wise God
17:32 L is known as the father of years and any ugaritic myth cycles and it’s
17:37 perhaps this image of an elderly white bearded deity as assimilated onto Yahweh from Canaanite L that has probably
17:44 proved the most visibly enduring and popular perception in art if you imagine an old bearded dude as God you’re
17:52 imagining L attached to this elder character is also L’s wisdom a trait not
17:57 typically Associated again with a warrior God they don’t need to be wiser smart further you always partially
18:04 converge as a Creator deity but only partially converged the name Yahweh
18:09 probably just meant the one that is or he is and was primitively not associated
18:15 with creative Powers again Warrior gods don’t do much creating stuff and the verbal form to twist his
18:22 name yodehave of hey into a creative form the verbal form that we known as the Phil in Hebrew
18:29 it never appears in Israelite literature thus it’s unsurprising that a great deal of the creative work in the Bible is
18:36 typically associated with the Divine names like L and especially Elohim even note a name like El Cana El creates
18:43 never really appears with a yoistic Theo form we never get a yahwistic version of
18:49 that name thus we have a situation where not only are elements of L assimilated to Yahweh but that the early Israelites
18:57 or even comfortable enough with a theological identity made between the two
19:04 they combine El in Yahweh it’s very clear in the Hebrew Bible thus many
19:09 elements of Canaanite L though not all of them definitely not all of them as we’ll see in a moment are assimilated to
19:16 Yahweh or with the identity being established the powers and features of L de facto become those of Yahweh an
19:25 element of this transfer especially in the earlier period was Elle’s Divine Council including a retinue of Quasi
19:33 Divine bureaucrats such as the prosecuting attorney hassatam but also the military leader the Tsar Sava but
19:40 also including the 70 signs of el are El Yom of course these Sons would also
19:45 later become demoted to angels as monotheism took root before descending to Earth to mate with human
19:51 women and Genesis 6 and all that gets developed of course in The Book of Enoch though like creation this assimilation
19:59 of the Divine counsel was not total the Suns always appear as sons of el the
20:04 Divine Appalachian there never of the sons of Yahweh though along with these originally quasi-devine beings would
20:11 also come my entire retinue of celestial objects because the sky especially things like stars the
20:18 Sun and the Moon that were all worshiped in the region as well one of those beings are probably Venus appears in the
20:26 Divine Council as a kind of insurgent upstart cast down to Canaanite the
20:31 underworld of the Israelites in an oracle against the king of Babylon probably Nebuchadnezzar of course this
20:38 character would later go on to become modified in Christian mythology to
20:43 become the satanic Lucifer in that tradition showing just how long of a
20:49 half-life these beings can have that being goes all the way back to ancient Canaanite Celestial mythology another
20:57 interesting instance has a deceptive Spirit of ruach Shakir being recruited by Yahweh to fool some of prophets to
21:05 ensure the death of King akhav of course Psalm 82 also captures this assimilation
21:10 of Elle’s Divine counsel very clearly he’s speaking to members of the Divine
21:16 Council that cult Gods perhaps the most peculiar assimilation of this to the
21:21 warrior God Yahweh are actually else trait says merciful and compassionate this is a
21:29 outstanding trait and sensible for the grandfather Lee l who even has a bit too
21:34 much to drink from time to time there are some great stories in the ugaritic myth Cycles about that and it is an
21:39 interesting but reasonable assimilation onto a god whose prehistory of warfare and brutal rating must transition
21:47 it has to transition when you go into a more sedentary cult where you know you can’t solve all your problems through
21:53 violence anymore even most of your problems through violence thus this
21:58 results in contemporary readers Whiplash reading the Hebrew Bible where the deity there seems to absolutely Delight
22:06 in waiting and blood of his foes and killing people and then you turn a few
22:11 pages later and this is a god whose mercy and compassion never fail that’s because you have two Gods being
22:17 welded together here who have very different traits of course not all elements of Yahweh were assimilated equally by the
22:24 Israelites one of the important epithets of L was Bull L and bull iconography
22:29 eventually all iconography especially in the South whilst apparently the
22:34 polarizing among the Israelites it appears that the northern variants of the cult accepted El Yahweh bull
22:41 iconography with jeroboam the first setting up very distinct bull imagery at his Yahweh shrines Yahweh shrines at
22:48 Bethel the name there House of L and Don the actually Don is the only surviving
22:55 Yahweh Shrine in the world from Antiquity at least along with tell a rod
23:01 in the South but it’s mostly then deconstructed and put in the Israel Museum these are the only two Yahweh
23:06 shrines that survive into the archaeological record now while this bull imagery might have been primitive
23:12 to Yahweh it’s much more likely that it was a northern assimilation from the El cult that the southern cult by the way
23:18 preferring the arcs cherubim as its major cult symbol but it was actually
23:23 just more generally anaconic in its disposition generally grouped to detest especially as the northern kingdom grew
23:30 in power and Prestige and well the am rides were very powerful and the southerners probably felt jealous of
23:36 them and hated their cows indeed the golden calf narrative itself may be a southern polemic against the Norse
23:43 assimilation of this dimension of Elle’s cult the importation of this bull imagery
23:48 finally L had a Divine consort a theoret but I’ll come back to her when I discuss
23:54 ashirah in just a moment if the relationship of Yahweh and Elle
24 was assimilation to convergence then the relationship with the Canaanite Warrior and storm God but all literally the Lord
24:07:00 is going to be characterized by assimilation to not only Divergence but
24:12:00 also just straight up cultic antagonism the discovery of the ugaritic bile cycle
24:18:00 has done more to inform our understanding of the local ancient mythology of that region than perhaps
24:23:00 any other group of texts outside of course from the Hebrew Bible here but all is famous for his triumphs over the
24:30:00 chaotic forces of the sea or yam his fight with death to the death when he
24:36:00 subsequently resurrected and achieved the taunt with moat or the god of death with the aid of the
24:41:00 Fierce fertility Warrior goddess anat thus providing for the life-giving winter range in the region before being
24:48:00 exalted as virtually the king of the entire world virtually every element of
24:54:00 the Baal cultists will intercept with Yahweh in his cult very probably because
24:59:00 of just how similar the deities were and how very
25:05:00 popular but all must have been compared with the relative upstart Yahweh in the
25:10:00 region as I mentioned both gods were associated with storms especially for their life-giving Reigns in the region
25:16:00 however they’re both associated with storms of very different kinds Yahweh
25:22:00 was likely associated with the terrifying thunderstorms and flash floods of the Southern Arava regions
25:27:00 whereas ball was Associated primarily with the coastal winter storms without which the Arid region would struggle to
25:35:00 bloom both storm gods very different kinds of storms however as Yahweh
25:41:00 settled into the region the motif of him as a writer upon the clouds one virtually shared with ba’al would be
25:47:00 extended not just to the thunderstorms of the South but also the coastal rains as well this element becomes assimilated
25:55:00 easily onto Yahweh numerous evidence of these storm theophonies abound though
26:02:00 Psalm 29 conforms so much with Baal imagery that some Scholars have just
26:08:00 kind of argued that it’s a literal Yahweh for all substitution him it’s like cut and paste Yahweh four but
26:15:00 although it’s a little simplistic further elements of all’s contests with the c
26:21:00 are yam and it’s Dragon loton are mirrored in early Israelite yawism with
26:26:00 a similar contest most notably in the third creation story of the Bible found in Psalm 74 and of course in job where
26:34:00 the defeat of sea monsters specifically Leviathan were a necessary aspect of forging the world from watery chaos to
26:41:00 order this is a pretty common myth cycle in the ancient New Year East ironically
26:46:00 this defeat of Leviathan would be later transposed into a world-ending apocalypse and later mutations of the
26:52:00 myth both in Judaism and in Christianity for their ball contest with death or
26:57:00 moat is often just demythologized in general such that Yahweh has control
27:03:00 over both life and death and in some passages you always even described as swallowing up death this is a very big
27:11:00 Flex an ironic Flex over yahweh’s power over life and death because it’s exactly
27:17:00 death best described in the great myth as having a gaping Mall it does the swallowing not
27:24:00 Gods further The Dwelling Place of Baal on Mount zafon modern-day Jebel Akra
27:30:00 became autonomized into Hebrew as just the word for North with Yahweh also
27:35:00 primitively associated with mountains especially Sinai Mariah the title El Shaddai probably is just another
27:41:00 reference to how a mountain L was assimilated over to Yahweh from the Acadian word for mountain though
27:48:00 eventually Mount Zion is eventually going to be substituted out for mount zathon for pride of place but the
27:55:00 metonymy zephon is the word for North it continues into Hebrew to this very day
28 of course with both being Warrior and storm Gods it’s unsurprising that Yahweh would be pitted against by all in cultic
28:07:00 combat it seems to be a video game but all’s popularity can be seen in the numerous over a dozen theonomic place
28:15:00 names associated with them these are probably local manifestations of Baal akin to the way that Roman gods were
28:21:00 locally manifest or even the way you get sort of avatars of Mary in various
28:26:00 places Our Lady of so and so and further the horror baal’s worship seems to have inspired in certain Israelite writers
28:32:00 and Prophets and further it’s also pretty clear that at least the first half of the monarchy there was a pretty
28:39:00 strong attempt to syncretize Yahweh but all worship which seems reasonable with
28:44:00 but all Coptic objects placed in otherwise specifically holistic shrines probably to please both the local
28:50:00 population but also the exogamous wives for whom ball was the central native God
28:57:00 in their religion the Israelites would marry outside of the Israelite group in order to basically secure
29:03:00 International relationships like everyone else thus this was very likely an attempt to assimilate Baal to Yahweh
29:09:00 just as with L in the north however the southern cult was never quite this comfortable and purges by several
29:16:00 Southern Kings such as by Hezekiah jehu and most famously Josiah sought to
29:22:00 completely duracinate non-yahweh worship and even non-jerusalemite Yahweh worship I didn’t
29:29:00 want you Worship in Yahweh somewhere else however it appears that by the 8th Century BCE that the Israelite prophets
29:35:00 such as Elijah and Elisha really really rejected any form of syncretism
29:42:00 and the narrative describes multiple contests like ordeals between the Israelite Yahweh partisans and the Baal
29:49:00 cult and the Ashera cult especially as backed by Ahab and his Phoenician wife
29:55:00 Jezebel who gets an unwarrantedly evil reputation you can hear by the way
30:01:00 the all theonm and her name in fact the scribes of the Hebrew Bible so hated by
30:06:00 all that theonimics employing his name underwent taboo replacement with the Hebrew word for shame thus
30:15:00 names like even the goddess astarta becomes
30:22:00 ashtareth using the vowel pattern from the word for shame to
30:28:00 muck about with her name further the phrase principal or bowel’s bull
30:33:00 famously becomes the Lord of the Flies and even Daniel’s term for the
30:39:00 abomination of desolation may become actually a pun on Baal Shaman
30:46:00 or ball of the heavens thus that the Heavenly is thrown down thus but all in
30:52:00 Yahweh are probably of mutual victims of what Freud called the narcissism of minor
30:57:00 difference they’re just that similar the stage of ancient Canaan of ancient Israel just being well too small for two
31:05:00 Warrior storm gods and with only a minor exception but all basically vanishes from the religious record and Canaan by
31:12:00 the post-exilic period though of course but all would go on to continue to function in The Phoenician deity system
31:18:00 as melkart as late as the rise of Christian hegemony in the late Classical period so
31:25:00 one God had to go and at least in that region it ended up being ba’al
31:30:00 though while not directly bearing on the development of Yahweh as a God but more
31:35:00 so on yahuism as a cult is a question of how else consort a theraat would or
31:40:00 would not be incorporated Ashira she appears in the Hebrew is mentioned some 40 times throughout the Hebrew Bible
31:47:00 though overwhelmingly in reference to a kind of wooden ritual poll that probably
31:53:00 represents a sacred tree of fertility which in turn of course represents the goddess herself though there are a
32 couple times where she’s mentioned as a peso Asha ra set up by Menasha this is probably an engraved representation of
32:06:00 her maybe like those ones from the Bronze Age of her cupping her breath so
32:12:00 we don’t know unsurprisingly the cult of asherah was very popular and it seems
32:17:00 reasonable for many reasons fertility is popular that Yahweh L assimilation
32:22:00 convergence would also result in consort exchange such that El athirat would
32:28:00 become Yahweh ashirah and that seems to be precisely what happened
32:33:00 though of course not without some hella theological controversy several Israelite and Judean Kings seem
32:41:00 to have placed her cultic symbol in Yahweh temples and equally stridently Elijah contested with her prophets and
32:47:00 the prophets of Baal and murdered them all at least according to the text and Josiah targeted her cult in
32:54:00 his Inquisition reforms indeed it’s the deuteronomists particularly that have
33 the most deeply concerned worries about the elimination of her cult her exact status
33:06:00 in this period is contested while the two famous inscriptions at kuntalit adrude and kirbat elkom seemed to
33:13:00 indicate that her status was as consort of Yale despite that
33:19:00 pesky pronomial suffix which no one quite seems to know just what to
33:24:00 do with and there is 50 000 volumes on that one polynomial suffix the
33:30:00 overwhelming concern about her is the Adoration of her cult object itself especially in Yahweh shrines they may
33:37:00 have been okay with Yahweh having a wife but not her occult object in the same Shrine
33:43:00 while we have to acknowledge the policy of evidence here it seems reasonable to me that she did function as you always
33:49:00 consort but that this ill assimilation was heavily theologically contested especially in the South with the more
33:56:00 emergent Yahweh monoliters the cult object probably represented the Goddess that seems
34:03:00 almost ipso facto true it clearly became associated with Yahweh the deuteronomous
34:08:00 constantly complained about it and the logic of L convergence seems likely that the two were conceived together despite
34:14:00 again the general anaconic and Yahweh monology parties eventually that would emerge and obtain cultic hegemony
34:21:00 especially in the south now to what degree asherah and astarte Ishtar were assimilating this period is
34:28:00 unknown the answer is probably maybe and further there’s a vague reference to a being called the Queen of Heaven very
34:35:00 disdained by Jeremiah who this is is also unknown though the term for the cakes that are offered to the Queen of
34:41:00 Heaven and that text there are actually Acadian loan words they’re coming over from the Acadian language so it seems
34:48:00 like a nod in the direction of Ishtar a start day assimilation but we don’t know with the exception of a few names
34:54:00 especially in very archaic sources there in the song of devorah the fertility and
34:59:00 Warrior goddess anat seems to play basically little to no role in this period of the development of yahwism and
35:06:00 maybe just in the whole cultic environment of Canaan though the Bloodshed imagery associated with
35:11:00 ugaritic are not her wading through blood and gore and decapitated heads rolling about her feet and dismembered
35:18:00 hands flying into the air about her like locusts
35:23:00 this needs to be metal song why isn’t there a bang metal band called anat you see very similar kinds of depictions of
35:31:00 Yahweh delighting and warfare and Carnage in the song of devorah but honestly I would just suspect that
35:37:00 primitive Yahweh and I’m not actually would just have made a better couple than Yahweh and asherah given their
35:43:00 proclivity to massacring people you get kind of Natural Born Killer vibes from that
35:49:00 couple but I suspect the similarities are probably just endemic to ancient total warfare hacking people to death on
35:55:00 the battlefield than any actual theological convergence or assimilation between Yahweh and anat
36:02:00 of course your wisdom would undergo further assimilation to Canaanite mythology especially the the
36:08:00 mythologizing of the plague God’s reshef and devair literally burning and plague
36:14:00 terrifying Gods who come to serve as nightmarish steeds pulling the Divine Chariot that is an image in the Hebrew
36:21:00 Bible or metal or the literary transfer of the mighty Regal dead of the Rapa Uma
36:27:00 of the ugaritic mythology to the refaim as Giants defeated by biblical figures as a show of force in the Hebrew Bible
36:34:00 in fact I’ve done an entire episode tracing out just the development and history of the refaim from ancient
36:41:00 Canaanite into ancient Israelite mythology if you want to check it out that’s a fascinating development with
36:46:00 the refahim all in all what we have is a complex non-linear process whereby
36:52:00 primitive yawism and Yahweh become implanted into the post Bronze Age collapse of the area of the Canaanite
36:59:00 Israelite Highlands becoming the chief though not the sole god of the immersion
37:04:00 Israelites again this is a famous henotheism of the period and he becomes a core aspect of their emergent National
37:12:00 hegemony in the region the earlier period is marked by theological convergence and Divergence assimilation
37:19:00 and conflict all with the local Canaanite Cults and their gods with a tendency towards syncretism and
37:26:00 originally the more affluent northern areas but this earns the ire of both the southern Yahweh
37:33:00 partisans who have may have been already on the path or developing in the direction of monolatry and anachronism
37:39:00 along with a small fraction of Northern Prophet shamans with the destruction of
37:45:00 the north and 722 BCE the northern Yahweh refugees would be absorbed into the more anti-syncretistic anaconic in
37:52:00 Yahweh monolatres Southern cult this would develop in fits and starts until
37:57:00 the rule of Josiah and the deteronomists whose reforms are
38:03:00 better Inquisition not only sought out to eliminate non-yahweh worship from
38:08:00 this Kingdom but also non-jerusalemite Yahweh worship again
38:13:00 Theology and politics are the same thing here in centralizing one centralizes the other by necessity hence the destruction
38:20:00 of even Yahweh shrines in the region like that one that was torn down there at Tel a rod with the 6th Century BCE
38:27:00 Exile of the Judean Elites who are probably majority Yahweh monoliders or
38:32:00 even early monotheists maybe the Theology of the Exile and the post-exile would represent a massive shift from a
38:39:00 parochial Judean God to a singular Cosmic god with a clear expression of
38:44:00 monotheism first emerging in texts like trito Isaiah monotheism would Mark the
38:50:00 post-exilic period yaw wism went into exile Judaism came back and that’s the
38:56:00 point I’d like to drive home in my mind the transition to the universal monotheism of Judaism would come at a
39:03:00 price and that price would be the particularism of Yahweh
39:08:00 as Yahweh far from the Primitive Warrior storm god of the desert Wilds of the
39:14:00 Arava or even the Quilted together deity Forge in the religious Crucible of
39:20:00 contestation and assimilation of the period of the judges in the northern and southern kingdoms the theological
39:25:00 tension would now be between the god of Judaism as a people both Sovereign and diasporic with a truly Universal being
39:33:00 transcending all differences responsible for even the cosmos itself even
39:39:00 abstracted to utter Transcendence by both apocalyptic mysticism and
39:45:00 Hellenistic philosophy the distinction now would be what kind of universal God are you going to get a parochial Judaism
39:51:00 one or a more philosophical abstract one and it would be the promise of universal salvation reserved once only for the
39:58:00 judeans Matched by this Cosmic apocalypticism and escotherological fervor in which Yahweh
40:07:00 would become a father to a sacrifice son for the Salvation of both Jew and
40:12:00 Gentile that would set the stage for the next part of this epic Story the
40:18:00 transition of Yahweh from a Judean God to Simply God for billions and billions
40:25:00 of human beings as I mentioned the literature in this field is vast and highly technical
40:32:00 however I’d like to recommend a few volumes if you want to dive deeper into this topic and if this episode interests
40:37:00 you you need to by all means the early history of God and the origins of biblical monotheism by Mark Smith is
40:44:00 fantastic John day’s Yahweh and the gods and gods of Canaan is a classic Frank
40:50:00 Moore crosses Canaanite myth and Hebrew epic along with the religions of ancient
40:55:00 Israel by sioni zevitt are all both and great for a diplomatic history of Israel from a
41:01:00 archaeological point of view rather than just the text the aptly name book by devair beyond the text and
41:07:00 archaeological portrait of ancient Israel in ancient Judah it’s very diplomatic in a fine text although his
41:14:00 book has archeology buried the Bible it’s kind of like the too long didn’t read it version of the book I just mentioned so
41:20:00 if you want to read another one that one’s a good one it’s kind of a digest of the more specialized text
41:25:00 Theodore Lewis’s more recent the origin and character of God ancient Israelite Israelite religion through the lens of
41:31:00 divinity is also just a beast of a text a magisterial approach and well worth
41:36:00 the effort as I said this episode is a testament to not letting the perfect
41:42:00 be the enemy of the good this episode is incomplete it throws way too fast over a
41:47:00 lot of topics and honestly this could just be an entire semester class at the
41:52:00 very least and require sophisticated knowledge of ancient near East history and several ancient languages not to
41:59:00 mention just an encyclopedic grasp of the Hebrew Bible and Canaanite myth more generally
42:06:00 despite the Myriad shortcomings of this episode I hope it’s still useful for
42:11:00 grasping at some level where Scholars are on the mysterious origin and
42:17:00 development of Yahweh a God we all know and yet
42:22:00 we still have to admit we know so little of until next time I’m Dr Justin Sledge and
42:30:00 thank you for watching esoterica where we explore the Arcane in history
42:35:00 philosophy and religion o is underneath:


Moses and Elijah sledge the false prophets (1:38min)

The prophets of Baal died from the thrash metal (lolz).



Craig Davis, Dating the Old Testament, (RJ Communications, 2007)

27 E. E. Elnes and Patrick D. Miller, “Elyon,” DDD, 296.

See the chapter on Stylometrics in the Dark Sayings Commentary:


Magicians of the Temple

Magicians of the Temple

This is a very interesting video and it interweaves myth with historical fact as it examines the Templar connections and bloodlines.  I have independently reached similar conclusions but from a different direction.

My conclusion is based on the fact that the Edomite family of Herod married into the priestly Hasmonean dynasty. Hasmoneans (the Maccabeans) held the office of High Priest continuously until 37 BC. The Edomite line of Herod intermarried with the priestly line.

Mariamne II the High Priest’s Daughter

The 24 elders are based on the Priestly division in 1 Chronicles 24 for the priestly temple service. In Chronicles, one priest (Zadok) from Eleazar’s descendants, and another priest (Ahimelech) from Ithamar’s descendants, were designated by King David to help create the various priestly work groups. Both Eleazar and Ithamar were sons of Aaron (Nadab and Abihu were killed for profaning the sanctuary). After the captivity, the sons of Zadok or Sadoc became the Sadducees, the priesthood in the time of Christ. The Sadducees grew out of the Judean religious elite in the early Hasmonean period, under rulers such as John Hyrcanus. In my video Red 3 (See below Sepher’s video) the disappearance of the Herod Dynasty is explored. I do not believe that such wealth (the richest man in the ancient world) and lineages just vanish. The Herod dynasty interbred with other royal bloodlines and I believe that the Rothschild (Red shield) is related to Edom (red). The Edomites intermarried with the Canaanite (Baal worshipers) and the name Phoenician, used to describe these people in the first millennium B.C., is a Greek invention, from the word phoinix, possibly signifying the color Red and perhaps an allusion to their production of a highly prized purple dye. It is quite plausible that descendants could trace their lineage via Herod to a royal-priesthood (there was a Herodian party in the first century) and therefore maintain that they were the “24 elders”.  The original priest Aaron also had roots going back to Egypt from which the half Egyptian tribe Ephraim had emerged.

Whatever the case might be, this knowledge was used by the Templars, Theosophists and Masons to construct a secret history (real or mythological) to explain their superiority and possession of ancient esoteric knowledge tracing its roots back to Egyptian Hermeticism and Gnosticism.  According to them the Kabbalah (the inheritor of Gnosticism) is far more ancient that the 13c AD when it was written.


The mention of Hebrew  cryptographic method called Atbash is fascinating.  It was used to encode Babylon in Jeremiah. Sheshach (Hebrew: ששך), whose king is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in Jeremiah 25:26, is supposed to be equivalent to Babel (Babylon), according to a secret mode of writing practiced among the Jews of unknown antiquity, which consisted in substituting the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet for the first, the next to last one for the second, and so on. Thus the letters sh, sh, ch become b, b, l (forming the word Babel).

Reading right to left: baphomet in Hebrew בפומת(t-m-o-ph-b) becomes Sophia in Hebrew שופיא (a-i-ph-o-s) Baphomet is a deity allegedly worshiped by the Knights Templar that subsequently became incorporated into various occult and Western esoteric traditions.Note that the devil is supposedly red and hairy (like Esau the progenitor of Edom) and depicted as a goat (the scapegoat sent to Azazel=the strong one).

Rough running notes times approximate:

0.00 destruction of the first and second Temples
3.55 Edomites woshiped Baal the storm god
male =Yahweh sky earth=female
4.44 24 elders (Rev 4:4) -bloodlines -hide kabbalah etc
Jewish elders migrate into Europe marry into royal families
patriarchs of Rex Deus (god kings) star families sons of gods
messianic line,flood,Atlantis
6:00 Knights Templar (bring back Gnostic secrets from the crusades)
1307 AD Sinclair Family Rex Deus star family
7:00 Secret knowledge hidden by alchemist and other secret societies (Free masons etc)
8:00 Baphomet, Sophia Wisdom
9:00 Black Sun Saturn
9.42 Edomite at the root of.. Red occult lineage at the root of the Templars
uses the red cross as its emblem. Ethiopian churches swastikas, Templar cross and star of David,double headed eagle
disseminated globally by the Phonecians -phonos meaning red. Also star of David in seal of Solomon. Esoteric star red shield – from the Rothschid.
13:00 Jesus came not to save us from sin but to reveal secrets -Gnostic Nonsense
14:44 Nazareth did not exist at the time of Jesus Not true
Theosophists-New Age religion- lost tribes
15:00 Kabbalah originated among the Aryans lived on Atlantis blah ….Scottish rite (so called
Aryan origins)
20:00 Protestant Templar originated with Lutheranism (German) expelled from Lutheran church because of belief in millennialism.
24:00 Nazi Thousand Year Reich- millenniaism, Bahia, J.W, Theosophists
Morals and Dogma reading from Albert Pike 33 degree Mason

Magicians of the Temple – ROBERT SEPEHR


Red (Part 3)

The Gnostic Temptation

The Gnostic Temptation

Very Good.


Both videos especially the second video.

“History is not about truth….it is about power  relations..”

OK … if that is what you believe then the Lord God will display his power and then you will know the truth.

Occult processed, all initiated into the secret order based on trauma


The Gnostic Temptation (23 min)

War against Yahweh

War against Yahweh

Article as a PDF: PDF download

War has been declared against Yahweh and the the Old Testament (Torah) as a way of destabilizing the New Testament and Christianity.  The attack is against the very character of God who is seen as a capricious, jealous narcissist. Many Christians are uncomfortable with sections of the Old Testament; therefore, it provides a favorable attack vector.  While it is true that you cannot place new wine in old wine skins, the contrast in vintages allows appreciation of the “good wine” that is served last (John 2:10).  Moreover, Jesus declared that not one jot or one tittle shall pass from the law (Torah), until it was all fulfilled (Matt 5:15) and in the final instance the very name of Jesus means Yah saves.  Therefore, you cannot have the New Testament without the Old Testament. The tactic employed is “bait and switch” as many of these online influencers attract an audience by highlighting how Western culture and Governance has been captured by Jews. They usually focus on Talmudic Judaism (which is not the same as the Torah) and specifically on the Chabad sect and “Noahide Laws”. Once they have established their bona fides they switch to “proving” that Christianity is a Jewish hoax -que laughing Rabbis boasting that Jesus and Paul are a Jewish trick to convert the whole world to Judaism. However, they do not explain why Jews have attempted to undermine and destroy Christianity for the last two millennia.  Western culture is mainly secular but has nevertheless imbued, as if by osmosis, some of the ethos and philosophy of Christianity which speaks of freewill, sovereignty and family. All these values are a hinderance to technocrats and tyrants.  The article for analysis is by Laurent Guyénot, who holds many of the same views as Adam Green and Christopher Jon Bjerknes et al., although they go to even more extreme lengths by declaring that Jesus is a myth as, according to them, we have no historical evidence of his existence.

One added point to highlight is that many of the people engaged in this attack are Gnostics. Laurent Guyénot denies that he is a Gnostic:

Am I a Gnostic? Not in the strict sense. If we are to believe their detractors, the early Gnostics taught that the God of the Old Testament was the evil demiurge who created the world from which Christ came to free us. I do not take Yahweh that seriously….

Guyénot does not believe that the God of the Old Testament is a demiurge, yet Guyénot likens him to the devil and attributes narcissistic and psychopathic tendencies to God.  It sounds like he is describing a demiurge to me.


The Mosaic covenant as Faustian pact

According to Guyénot the Mosaic Covenant is nothing other than a program for Jewish world domination as a reward for obedience to Yahweh who despises the other nations. In fact, Guyénot states that, Christian exegetes never seem to have noticed either that Yahweh’s covenant—domination over the nations in exchange for exclusive worship—is basically identical to the pact that the devil tried to lure Jesus into:

“the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all these, if you fall at my feet and do me homage.’ Then Jesus replied, ‘Away with you, Satan!’” (Matthew 4:8-10)

Here Guyénot perpetrates basic hermeneutical errors, and we shall come to see that his approach throughout the article is tendentious, reductionist and contra any intertextual readings.  He deliberately omits the latter half of the verse:

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

His argument that God and the Devil/Satan are one and the same falls flat because Jesus clearly distinguishes between the two.  Before we investigate the relationship between God and Satan, let us first lay to rest the notion that this is about Jewish supremacism and global domination contingent on obedience to Law.  The fact is that humanity (Adam) failed the obedience test concerning the Law (thou shalt not eat) as did the Jews with the Law that they were given.  So, in the general case (humanity) and in the specific case (Jews) obedience to Law could only produce Law breakers, which in the Eden mythos leads to expulsion from the divine presence in both an individual (Adam) and national sense (The Jews expelled from the land/temple) leading to estrangement and existential angst.    The master plan to obtain global dominance in exchange for exclusive worship was then an utter failure. Humanity failed and the Jewish race failed necessitating another approach and that was reconciliation through faith in the Messiah (seed) that Yahweh would provide.  In fact, not just the Jews but all nations would be blessed:  And in thy (Abraham) seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed (Gen 22:8), Paul explains that the reference is to Christ; Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ…. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. (Gal 3:16-8).

In the next paragraph, Guyénot goes on to note that Satan is hardly distinguished from Yahweh in the Tanakh.  He is partially correct in this because Satan is acting as Yahweh’s agent.  Satan simply means “enemy” and so any divine agent acting in an adversarial manner towards mankind can be described as a Satan. For example, Satan enters the divine presence to seek permission to test Job (Job 1:6-12). In this case some suggest that Satan is a human (seeking God in prayer) but many believe Satan to be an angel.   Although Satan and Yahweh are clearly not the same entity, ultimately Satan acts as the divine agent. Guyénot is correct in noting the lack of dualism.  Yahweh creates both light and dark, both good times and evil times. That is exactly what we would expect from an omniscient creator.  We would not expect a God of good times and a God of bad times, a God who creates light and another God of darkness.  We would not expect the creator to outsource his functions. Nor does the potter owe the pot an explanation as to why he makes one vessel for wrath and another for honour.   The artist can do whatever he wants. Even so, God is constrained by his own righteousness.  He does not act capriciously as he knows the beginning from the end, whereas our perspective is limited to time and space and therefore we are often unable to comprehend divine action (or inaction).

This is followed by a critique on the avaricious character of God which segues into a tangent regarding 666 talents of gold (Solomon’s annual revenue) associated with the Apocalyptic beast and a quip about Jared Kushner.  This is interesting because it touches on Gematria and highlights the ignorance of Guyénot as the very first verse of the Torah (Gen 1:1) has a value of 2701 which is the triangular of 73 (T73) with the two sub clauses equating to 1998 (3 x 666) and 703 respectively. The number 666 being the 36th triangular number (T36) and 703 being the 37 th triangular number (T37).  Of course, 37 happens to be the ordinal value of the Hebrew word for wisdom and 73 happens to be the standard value for wisdom. Geometrically this can be represented by a large triangle of 73 dots encompassing 3 small triangles of 666 dots surrounding a central triangle with 703 dots. In the Talmud Jesus (Yeshu) has a value of 703 (T37). Jesus is the wisdom of God but in 1 Cor 1:20c it states, wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God (σοφίᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ἔγνω ὁ κόσμος διὰ τῆς σοφίας τὸν θεόν =6121) which when added to its mirror reverse gives the palindrome 7337. This is obviously not a coincidence and bridges both Old Testament Hebrew and the New Testament Greek.  This is remarkable when we consider that the Proto-Sinaitic script is thought to have developed in Egypt between 1900-1500 years BC by Semitic peoples giving rise to the Canaanite, Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek etc alphabets.


The alphabet first emerged when the first books of the Torah were written (not during the Babylonian captivity) yet we are led to believe that Hebrew Gematria only appeared in 78 BC and Greek isopsephy slowly emerged in the 6th century BC about the same time that the Greeks started to systematize geometry and mathematics. This is obviously not correct as the Pentateuch was being translated from Hebrew Vorlage into Greek in the 3rd century BC.  This means the gematria and sacred geometry in Genesis is ancient and most certainly predates the Greek alphabet and Greek science. What does this have to do with Guyénot?  Well, the slur that Hag 2:8 depicts Yahweh as “greedy” demonstrates a lack of understanding as the phrase: The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts has a gematria value of 2368 (Westminster Hebrew OT Morphology no initial yod) which happens to be the value of Jesus Christ in Greek (Ιησούς Χριστός).  This is a witness that crosses the barrier between old and new testaments and between the Hebrew and Greek languages.  Haggai is concerned with temple restoration and Jesus depicts his body as the temple (John 2:19) he is the “desire of nations” that Haggai speaks of (v.7) and the glory of the house (v.9). This explains the proprietary language used by Yahweh with regards to the messiah and indeed towards all faithful sons and daughters who are likened to precious adornments: And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels (Mal 3:17).  Moreover, the fullness of the earth belongs to Yahweh (Psalm 24:1) as he is the creator, therefore ipso facto the material is already his possession and lastly, in a practical sense all the sanctuaries were built with the wealth of the nations. The tabernacle was built with Egyptian gold which was a fair payment for their use of the Israelite slave labour and the first temple was built largely with the spoils of war captured from hostile nations (gentile wealth accumulated by David) whereas the heavenly Jerusalem becomes the receptacle of a different kind of gentile wealth; And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations (ethnos) into it (Rev 21:26).  The Gnostics profess knowledge (gnosis) calling Yahweh a demiurge, but Jesus transcends man (666) becoming the wisdom (703) or Sophia of God putting sin and ego to death through perfect obedience and thereby becoming the “express image” (Heb 1:3).

Gen 1:1 =2701
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
Text from here:
Gematria calculator here:


The next section The jealous and murderous God employs the war code in Deuteronomy and the conquests under Joshua to portray Yahweh as a genocidal, sociopathic narcissist. Once again Guyénot displays his tendentiousness by cherry picking texts and deliberately neglecting the fact that the Old Testament interprets history theologically.  He employs the example of Assyria and their God Ashur stating that Yahweh appears unable to cope with the frustration and humiliation of defeat and that he is consumed with a lust for revenge. While it is true that the ten tribes of Israel were taken captive by Assyria, Judea was never conquered by Ashur. Moreover, the ten northern tribes (Ephraim) were warned by the prophets to repent because they would be exiled to Assyria (Hos. 9:3) but Assyria was admonished not to allow their conquest to make them prideful because Yahweh had wielded Ashur like an instrument to punish Ephraim. The axe should not boast against the one who wields it (Isa. 10:15).  The central portion of Isaiah (36-37) which find their counterpart in the book of Kings relate the victory (not defeat) of Yahweh against the forces of Sennacherib during the Judean campaign against Hezekiah and that can be corroborated by the omission of the capture of Jerusalem in the Assyrian records.   Guyénot is presenting a strawman argument devoid of historical and theological context.  The Assyrians were known for their violence and cruelty. They ripped open the bellies of pregnant women, piled up mountains of hands. They cut off the limbs, gouged out the eyes, and then left those poor victims to roam around. They even invented crucifixion.  The prophet Nahum pronounces an oracle against the bloody city (Nahum 3:1) the city of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria.  Although the prophet notes that Yahweh would exercise vengeance and wrath, he also notes that the LORD is slow to anger (3:3) which is manifested over a century later when Jonah is sent to preach repentance to Nineveh (and the people of Nineveh repent and are spared). Jonah camped outside the city waiting for divine punishment and was angry and disappointed that Yahweh had not destroyed the “bloody city” and was fuming that the bush offering him shade (which Jonah had not planted or watered) had shrivelled and died. The Lord answered by comparing Jonah’s concern for his bush (over which he had not laboured) with Yahweh’s concern for the city; “But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?” (Jonah 4:11).  That sounds to me like a merciful and patient God, and it was for that very reason that Jonah had attempted to avoid the mission in the first place.  He did not want the enemy of Israel to be forgiven. “And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore, I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil” (Jonah 4:2).   In other words, Jonah ran away because he did not want to preach forgiveness to Nineveh because he feared that they would repent, and that Yahweh would be gracious.

Guyénot  now turns to Yahweh’s struggle with Baal and the Elijah cycle, displaying  his tendentiousness  by stating that sacrifices to Baal are “an implausible situation since Baal, being the God of an agrarian society, never required holocausts”.  Guyénot does not provide any evidence for this assertion and portrays the priests of Baal as innocent victims. However, he does note that the cult of Baal received royal support in the powerful kingdom of Israel under the Omrid dynasty (9th century BC) but does not elaborate on that important fact.   The cult of Baal was imported into Israel by the Phoenician princess Jezebel who influenced Ahab, she imposed the worship of the Baal of Tyre, Melqart with her priests.  This coincides with the establishment of Carthage as a Phoenician colony in North Africa. In other words, the Elijah-Elisha cycle appears during a period of Phoenician expansionism, when Phoenicia was exporting their culture, which included Baal worship and child sacrifice.  According to Roman and Greek sources, Phoenicians and Carthaginians sacrificed infants to their gods. The bones of numerous infants have been found in Carthaginian archaeological sites. Dr Josephine Quinn  conducted extensive research on the burial urns. The famous Greek historian Plutarch charged, “with full knowledge and understanding they themselves offered up their own children, and those who had no children would buy little ones from poor people and cut their throats as if they were so many lambs or young birds; meanwhile the mother stood by without a tear or moan; but should she utter a single moan or let fall a single tear, she had to forfeit the money, and her child was sacrificed nevertheless; and the whole area before the statue was filled with a loud noise of flutes and drums took the cries of wailing should not reach the ears of the people.” The conclusion seems inescapable  that the priests of Baal sacrificed children and that it was not anti-Phoenician propaganda by the Romans and Greeks.  Not only did Jezebel import the Phoenician Baal cult and priesthood she circumvented Mosaic law regarding property rights and inheritance and dispossessed and murdered a prominent citizen in a land grab.


The exclusivity of Yahweh is attacked by reference to Assmann’s theory of “cosmotheism” or cosmic theism; inclusive or convergent monotheism: all gods are one, as the cosmos is one (hints of the gnostic Monad).  It is true that many of the ancient religions were cosmogonic, and that syncretism was an ongoing development towards a one world religion where the “gods” were interchangeable, and that the revelation given to Abraham shattered this trend pulling humanity away from the obsession with death cults (Egypt) human sacrificial cults (Ur) and fertility and sex cults (Canaan) by grounding ontology in teleology. The Eden mythos depicted a heavenly sanctuary on earth, that formed the template for the tabernacle (and temple) based on the “heavenly pattern” shown to Moses (Exod. 25:9, Heb. 8:5).  It was a cosmogony with the tree of life (menorah) mimicking the Pleiades (seven sisters) entrance on the East (rising of the sun) guarded by Cherubim (Eden and on the ark) with faces representing the four cardinal constellations surrounded by the twelve tribes (twelve constellations). In other words, heaven had come down to earth, and God dwelt with men.  Moses was encouraged to appoint seventy judges (Elohim) by his Kenite father-in-Law Jethro to help administer the tribes. The seventy became the basis of the Sanhedrin (the council of seventy during the second temple period).  The seventy, or more accurately the seventy-two (counting Moses and Aaron) were integral to Mesopotamian religion who had a pantheon of seventy gods (this explains Jethro’s choice), with a high god and consort but the motif is demythologized in Israelite religion.  It is no coincidence that Genesis 10 has seventy-two nations (LXX) whose “bounds” are determined in accordance with the children of Israel (Deut 32:8).  It is obvious that the seventy-two nations were meant to be ruled by the seventy-two Elohim, but they failed (which Yahweh knew); “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes (Ps 82:6-7). You cannot rule the world if you cannot rule your spirit and they were given the Law to teach them that very lesson.  Why was the number seventy-two sacred to the ancients of all the major religions and why did all their religious myths have cosmogenic origins?   That is because the ancients knew that it took 360 x 72 years for the axis of the earth to rotate full circle through the constellations.  This is known as the Great Precession Year and was determined by Newton to be 25,920 years for a full rotation.  So, every degree on the cosmic clock represents the average human lifespan.  At the end of this period the earth is thrown into cosmic chaos as we traverse the galactic sheet causing geomagnetic disruptions resulting in volcanic, seismic, and climate chaos.  The ancients knew this hence the uroboros symbology of the snake eating its tail.  Endings and beginnings as one completed cycle results in a new cycle commencing. Behold, I make all things new.  This probably explains why the Sun was such a prominent god in many religions. One that demanded human sacrifice as appeasement to prevent mass coronal ejection (CME) or Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) or Heinrich-Bond events of the type that resulted in Noah’s flood. Therefore, the Abrahamic revelation pulled humanity back onto the track from which it had wandered and which it had corrupted since the last reset, the Causa sui of the Eden mythos, namely that divinity cannot be achieved through human effort. Grasping at divinity like some sort of apple will not work neither will a technocratic epistemology driven by apple phones and neuralink make us the monad.  That is gnostic nonsense.

The next criticism concerns the Deuteronomistic War Code and the conquests under Joshua. Guyénot believes these texts demonstrate the genocidal and psychopathic characteristics that he attributes to God.  He focuses on the Deuteronomy War Code instruction to show them no mercy (Deut 7:2). Firstly, the Amorites and Canaanites had defiled the land and God had been very patient.  To Abraham God said that “the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure” (Gen 15:6) and it took at least another hundred years for that to happen and of the Canaanites God says; “The land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants” (Leviticus 18:25).  It seems quite straight forward then…go in and slaughter everyone. Show them no mercy.  However, the first thing that happens is that they show mercy to the Canaanite woman Rahab (who was also a prostitute) and save her and her family. Not only that but contrary the prohibition to make covenants with the Canaanites or to marry them it seems that Salmon the prince of Judah was sent as a spy along with the other tribal chieftains and he ended up marrying her (Matt 1:4-5, 1 Chron 2: 10–11, Ruth 4:20,21, Luke 3:32).  She is found in the messianic lineage as well as two other gentile women (Ruth and Bathsheba the wife of Uriah the Hittite in Matt 1:6) all of them with with dubious sexual histories. John A.T. Robinson calls this the scandal of divine love. Furthermore, on the question of Jewish supremacy Jesus is tested by a Canaanite woman (Matt 15:22). It’s highly anachronistic for Matthew to use the term ‘Canaanite,’ since it’s the only time that the term is used in the Gospels. The use must be deliberate. In fact, when Jesus encounters her, she asks for mercy, because her daughter was oppressed by a demon. Now, for Jesus/Joshua to meet a Canaanite asking for mercy (remember: ‘show them no mercy) sounds like a re-enactment of the conquest. The references to “dogs” a term used for Canaanite temple prostitutes (a reference to Rahab?). However, rather than applying Deuteronomy 7 literally, Jesus engages in a battle of wits about who’s in and who’s out. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table (v.27). In other words, Jesus negotiates with the enemy. Seeing the woman’s ‘great faith,’ he heals her daughter. By moving toward the one who his disciples wanted to ‘dismiss’ (Matt 15:23), he found a Canaanite ‘outsider’ with the faith of an Israelite ‘insider.’ The boundaries dividing insider and outsider identities is blurred when Rahab the archetypal Canaanite is included in the people of God. By contrast, we read in Joshua 6 that an Israelite named Achan dies the death of a Canaanite (in accordance with Deuteronomic law) because he sought to gain from the conquest. The book is designed to critique the ethnocentric and nationalistic assumptions on which a genocidal ideology depends. Guyénot’s reading is simplistic and unnuanced and demonstrates his biases and lack of understanding.

Guyénot commences this section by deliberately misinterpreting Numbers 31:40-41 as Yahweh demanding 32 virgins be burnt in a holocaust offering when it clearly refers to a wave or heave offering. In other words, the girls were presented before the Lord (tabernacle) and then allocated for the use of the priests as was wont with the heave offering. They were probably used as menial labour or perhaps in the choir for singing hymns etc.  Guyénot reads the account of the fall of Ai as purely historical with scant regard to the theological context as Abraham’s first campsite  in the land (Gen 12:8) was between Bethel (House of God) and Ai (destruction) and after the capture of Ai Joshua divides the people into two groups on Mt Ebal and Mt Gerizim and reads them the blessing and curses from the Law (Joshua 8:34) giving them a clear choice between Bethel (blessings) and Ai(curses).  Moreover, the first clause of Joshua 8:25 (And so it was, that all that fell that day) parallels Gen 6:4 (There were giants in the earth in those days). The Hebrew word for “giants” (Nephilim) and “fallen” (naphal) are related and the phrase “both of men and women”(ההוא מאיש ועד־אשה) is literally, he-the-man-from-unto-the-woman, possibly an indication that the daughters of men of Genesis 6:4 that “bare children unto them (Nephilim”) and those descendants were now the fallen  (nephal) of Ai (destruction) which had terrified the spies forty years earlier (Num. 13:33 the Nephilim). So, this is not depicted as an ordinary war but as a fight between good and evil which is why in the next verse Joshua takes a similar stance to Moses in his war against Amalek (Exod. 17:11), a war which Yahweh would wage against Amalek from “from generation to generation” (Exod. 17:16), Amalek becoming a metaphor for human weakness (fallenness). The YLT renders Joshua 8:26 thus; And Joshua hath not brought back his hand which he stretched out with the javelin till that he hath devoted all the inhabitants of Ai”. Note that the word destroyed is now translated as devoted in YLT from the Hebrew charam (חָרַם) and can carry the meaning of consecrated and accursed. Something accursed has been devoted or consecrated for a special purpose (destruction). Achan (troubler) who had taken and hidden the “accursed” thing suffered the same fate as Ai (burning with fire Josh 7:15). What is accursed must be rooted out and destroyed in both the Israelites and in the Canaanites without distinction. Thirty-six (6×6) Israelites were killed in the first attack (because of Achan). Joshua describes the outcome as 12,000 destroyed, literally they, devoted (charam) all the dwellers of destruction (Ai).  The use of sacred numbers and intertextuality demonstrate a profoundly metaphysical recounting of history to which Guyénot is completely oblivious.  He even makes basic reading comprehension errors when he attempts to suggest that David sawed people in pieces. Could he not at least have checked other translations?  “And he brought out the people who were in it, and put them to work with saws and iron picks and iron axes, and made them cross over to the brick works. So he did to all the cities of the people of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem” (NKJ 2 Samuel 12:31).

This brings us to the war with Amalek in which Guyénot repeats the same hermeneutical and methodological errors.  Why was Yahweh so hostile toward Amalek? The Deuteronomist informs us that Amalek picked off the weak during the wilderness wanderings (Deut. 25:17-19). Like a pack of Hyenas targeting stragglers. Metaphorically Amalek represents sin picking on those who are weary and vulnerable during the wilderness wanderings of life.  Moses takes up the position of a crucifix with outstretched arms and while he maintains this position the enemy is vanquished (Exod. 17:10-12).  Agag or Gog is the King of the Amalekites who becomes the eschatological enemy at the end of time (Rev 20:8) a supra-historical archetype, as Satan deceives Gog who gathers all nations from the four corners of the earth to attack the beloved city. This explains the perpetual, unrelenting war from generation to generation against Amalek(sin). Balaam the prophet made a prediction concerning Agag (Gog) stating that Jacob shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted (Num 24:7).  Here Jacob is depicted as the constellation of the water pourer. In the previous verses his tents are spread out like trees beside the waters. This is obviously a reference to the celestial river (Milky Way cf. Rev 22:1-2) Jacob coming out of Egypt had the strength of a bull (Ephraim constellation Taurus) and would crouch like a lion (Judah as the constellation Leo). Obviously, we have a cosmogony with the order of the constellations being Taurus (bull) Aires (goat) Pisces (fish) and Aquarius (water pourer) with each constellation approximating a 2000-year period which seem to follow the various dispensations, Pisces representing Christianity. The emphasis in the Balaam prophecy is that Jacob would be higher than Agag and exalted (lifted up) the ultimate irony being that the Agagite Hamon was lifted up on ridiculously high gallows of fifty cubits (Ester 5:14) which is as high as a six-story building (hence the expression “hang em high”). The story of Esther is about peripeteia or a sudden reversal of fortunes. The enemy is caught in his own devices. This is not history; it is sacred history and Agag/Amalek represents sin.  The fact that the Jews fail to understand their own holy texts and misinterpret them to their own destruction puts them on a par with Guyénot.

The paragraph under the heading Accusatory Inversion attempts to portray the gods of Egypt and Assyria as  benevolent and the Egyptians as a peaceful and spiritual people as opposed to the cruel Yahweh. Either Guyénot is completely ignorant of ancient Egypt and Assyria, or he is being disingenuous. I hope Guyénot does not invoke the Egyptian god Babi the “Bull of the baboons,” if he wants to have successful sex in the afterlife. Dangerously unhinged fertility is one of Babi’s characteristics, as he’s the alpha baboon with a never-flagging erection. On the other hand, he lives on human entrails and “murders on sight.” Guyénot needs to be careful (lolz). I could continue to elaborate on the Egyptian gods and myths, and we have not even started on the cruel Assyrians and their gods. In contrast Yahweh’s self-revelation is one of mercy and grace (Exod. 33:17-23,34:5-7). The concept of a merciful and gracious God was important to almost all the Old Testament writers (Moses: Num. 14:17-19, Solomon’s Prayer 1 Kings 8:27-30, David: Psalm 31:19; Psalm 57:10; Psalm 86:5; Psalm 86:15; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 103:8-13; Psalm 108:4; Psalm 111:4; Psalm 111:8; Psalm 112:4; Psalm 116:5; Psalm 138:2; Psalm 145:8; Psalm 146:6, Hezekiah: 2 Chron. 30:8-9, Neh. 9:17-18, Isa. 30:18, Joel 2:13, Jonah 4:1-2, Micah 7:18-19, Nahum 1:3) and this is concretized not only by Yahweh’s actions towards his people but also by the extension of grace towards humanity in general. Guyénot offers a false binary choice, namely that; Yahweh offers only two possible paths to Israel: domination, if Israel keeps Yahweh’s Covenant of separateness, or annihilation, if Israel breaks the Covenant. This is only true if the wider picture is neglected because Israel is employed as the vehicle for Yahweh’s redemptive purpose for all of humanity. As the apostle Paul states, “For if the casting away of them (Israel) be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?” (Rom.11:15).  In other words, the process of disenfranchising and then restoring Israel will result in benefits for all of humanity.  Divine mercy extends beyond ethnic and national boundaries. Paul refers to this process as, “the goodness and severity of God” (v.22) because divine severity towards Israel resulted in the extension of mercy towards all of humanity. It was always the divine plan to move from the particular to the universal. As Paul says, “For as ye (Gentiles) in times past have not believed God yet have now obtained mercy through their (Israel’s) unbelief:  Even so have these also (Israel) now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.  For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:30-33).

The observation by Guyénot concerning Wesley Clark, son of Benjamin Jacob Kanne that the neocons had plans for destroying precisely seven nations is interesting because he is correct in equating it with (Deuteronomy 7:1-2, 24) but just because the Jews misuse and abuse the Torah proves nothing about God. It is a fallacy, like saying God approves of child abuse because some priests are pedophiles.

Guyénot drops any pretense in the next section (the prohibition of moral conscience), and lifts the veil allowing us to see that he is a Gnostic and serpent worshiper. This explains his stance toward Egypt because Gnosticism can be traced back to Hermes Trismegistus and the Egyptian god Thoth. The early church expelled the Gnostics. He says that “Yahweh, the tribal god usurped the majesty of the Supreme God” which demonstrates that in his view Yahweh is the demiurge and the supreme god is the Monad.  Guyénot is completely wrong in equating the “knowledge of good and evil” with gnosis or with moral conscious.  They already had a moral conscious otherwise how could they be tempted?  Good and evil are opposite extremes. The word good is used fifteen times in the first three chapters of Genesis and evil is used four times. Good is used in the context of what is beneficial to man, therefore evil is that which brings disaster and fear. The result of their newly acquired knowledge was vulnerability (nakedness) and fear. In the Hebrew the word for naked plays on the word for serpent.  They were afraid of God and realized that they were mortal, dying creatures. Their knowledge brought existential angst. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in their quest for equality and divine wisdom they found fear of God. Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Ps 111:10a). The lesson was that man cannot become divine through his own efforts.


Lucifer in Isaiah 14 is a reference to Tiglath Pileser (not Nabuchodonosor II) but the prophecy also anticipates the invasion by Sennacherib (701). More exactly it references the goddess (Ishtar) of the Assyrian kings who challenged the supremacy of Yahweh. Many of her myths involve her taking over the domains of other deities (as depicted in Isaiah). The Assyrians attributed their successes to the goddess who was at war with Yahweh.  This was then “Holy War”(cf. Jihad) as in Joel 3:9 (YLT) “Sanctify war”.  There was a religious element to these wars. The chapter mentions both Babylon (v.4) and Assyria (v.25) because the Assyrian King Tiglath Pileser conquered Babylon (729) and took the crown of Babylon as well as that of Assyria.  Lucifer, Venus, or the Morning star was known by the Sumerians and Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians as Ishtar (Inanna) the goddess of war and sex. She was especially beloved of the Assyrians, who elevated her to become the highest deity in their pantheon, ranking above their own national god Ashur. In one myth she is condemned to the underworld where the seven judges of the underworld deem her guilty and strike her dead (Isaiah 14 seems to be playing into these myths).  Although female she was often of “ambiguous gender identification” and the cult involved sacred prostitution including transgenderism and homosexuality.  Christians conflate Venus (Ishtar) or the daystar known as the light bringer with Satan (Lucifer), because the Serpent promised illumination and encouraged man to grasp at divinity.  The Gnostics, Kabbalists and transhumanists also promise enlightenment as they grasp at divinity.


Guyénot is correct in his assertion that the scribes and particularly the priestly class of Sadducees rejected any belief in an afterlife. Their viewpoint was materialistic, and it is for this reason they were condemned by Christ:

“But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.  And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine”. (Matt 22:31-33)

The very name of God (Yahweh) is tied up with the meaning of living or existence and he is called the “Living God” because he is depicted as dwelling between the Living Creatures (Cherubim) depicted in Ezekiel as a double helix (wheels within wheels) with four faces (bases) and and an Apatite phosphorous backbone glinting and sparkling with cat’s eyes.  The spirit of life is in the wheels (Ezek. 1:20,21;10:17) and in Eden the tree of life is guarded by the Cherubim. It is the code of life itself, for the double helix has 64 condons which is the gematria value of the names of the first two humans created in the image (as opposed any other humanoids). Adam (45) + Eve (19) =64 but the difference between their names is the value of Yahweh (26) or expressed thus 19+26=45.  The name Eve is related to “living” which in turn is related to Yahweh. The common verb to be hyh (היה) has as its imperfect (יהיה) hyhy he will be this is obviously very similar to YaHWeH (יהוה). The difference is a change from a yod י (Y) to a waw ו (W) the same shift (from yod to waw) occurs when the verb living becomes the name of Eve (mother of the living).  The difference between “Eve” and “Living” is a causal one: in being the mother of all “living”, there is no “living” not descended from Eve, and so it is because of her that there are living ones; she produced them. Hence, we see that “Yahweh” has the sense of “he will be”, together with a causal sense that Yahweh is bringing to pass the fulfillment of what “he will be.” The name is an expression of purpose, and that purpose is “God manifestation” in sons and daughters. It is through Eve that the messiah would appear and restore life; “Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me”(John 6:57).  Jesus condemned the Sadducees (priests) because of their unbelief in such a fundamental teaching about the nature of God. On the other hand, the Pharisees, although castigated for their hypocrisy were not condemned for their belief in the resurrection. The apostle Paul was a Pharisee, and the resurrection was fundamental to his faith. Can we say then the Jewish (and Christian) view of the afterlife (resurrection) is materialistic, and earth bound as Guyénot asserts? There is certainly an element that is grounded in physical reality for the disciples are taught to pray for the Kingdom of God on earth and Abraham is given an unconditional land covenant but to limit the resurrection to materialistic existence is reductionist.  Paul (a Pharisee) makes clear that the resurrection body is not a physical body; “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body” (1 Cor. 15:44). In some sense the patriarchs (even now) “live” before God because he is not a God of the dead but of the living. This does not necessarily imply the afterlife of an “immortal soul” (dying thou shalt die, Gen 2:17 YLT) in a detached heavenly realm, but all spirits return to God at death (even that of Jesus, Lk 23:46) and Yahweh can reanimate the essence of the person who is then outside of space and time (because Yahweh himself is the ground of all being).  So, the last conscious moment of the faithful is the exhalation of the breath (spirit) that animates their being and in their next conscious moment they stand in the presence of Yahweh (life itself).  For the faithful it is as if no time has passed, and death was a mere sleep. Time and space do not exist for the faithful because they are destined to become part of the Godhead which is the divine gift or grace. For an Omniscient and omnipresent being there is no such thing as time and space therefore the faithful live before him always. So, it is more complex than a life in heaven (as depicted by many Christians) but it is not a materialistic existence. The earthly kingdom is only a transition stage giving the remaining human population a chance to live in the presence of the divine (like Adam and Eve did) until all the rebellious are purged.  It is a recapitulation of the Eden scenario until all that is left on earth is a population of immortals and God becomes “all in all” (1 Cor 15:28).


The final character assassination by Guyénot comes with his twisting of Scripture to prove that Yahweh and Molech are one and the same. The whole point of the Akedah (the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22) is that God would provide the sacrifice. As proof of his thesis Guyénot uses Old Testament examples of apostasy (like Manasseh) or texts that he does not understand (Jephthah in Judges 11:29-40; see my explanation here).  Once again, this is like asserting that God is a pedophile because some children are abused by priests.  It is weak and sloppy polemics supplemented by dubious scholarship, etymologies, and biased theories by historians like Römer that the animal substitution for the first-born male was an innovation from during the exile (586 BC onward) when stylometrics and linguistic analysis dates the Pentateuch to the earliest pre-Monarchial strata of Biblical Literature.  Guyénot has become an expert at making sweeping claims (Lord of the Foreskins) without evidence such as the assertion that circumcision was introduced during the Babylonian exile (Gen 17:12) when he himself states that circumcision was practiced in Egypt where the Hebrews had been slaves centuries before. It would have been far more realistic to argue that the Hebrews had adopted an Egyptian custom rather than invented one during the Babylon exile more than eight hundred years later. The tribe of Ephraim were descendants of Joseph (who married the daughter of an Egyptian priest). Hodges (Bulletin of the History of Medicine, volume 57, p. 375-405) argues there is evidence against the purported prevalence of circumcision in Egypt, proposing it was limited to priests, functionaries, and some workers. Circumcisions were performed by Egyptian priests in a public ceremony using a stone blade. The stone blade is an anachronism in the bronze/iron age, and this makes it almost certain that the the Israelites adopted an Egyptian custom (under instruction from Yahweh) because before Joshua entered the land the men “made” sharp flint knives to perform circumcision (Joshua 5:2-3 LXX/NKJ). Moreover, centuries before the Israelite became slaves in Egypt, Abraham had an Egyptian concubine (Hagar) with whom he had a half-Egyptian son (Ishmael). It is possible that his son Ishmael was already circumcised by his Egyptian mother.  The promise (covenant) was made with Abraham and “his seed” (Gen 17:10) and the “seed” being literally ejaculated from the penis one can speculate that the rite of circumcision was introduced to re-frame any claims by Ishmael to be the rightful heir (a problem that emerged in Gen. 21) with Ishmael possibly being the only one circumcised at that point.  In any case this is significant because in Hebrew, kārat berît means to seal a covenant translates literally as “cut a covenant”.  So, the covenant was “cut” in the flesh signifying a reminder that this was a promise concerning “seed” and the removing of the “superfluity of naughtiness” (James 1:21) or the “excess” of the flesh by circumcising the “foreskin” of the heart (Jer. 4:4). A 2006 systematic review concluded that the evidence “strongly indicates that circumcised men are at lower risk of chancroid and syphilis. We will leave that argument to the scientists.


In the presence of the numinous we should express the humility of Job rather than the mocking and character assassination of Guyénot:

Then Job answered the LORD, and said,  I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.   Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.  5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:1-6)

Guyénot needs to speak that which is right about God (Job 42:7) because if he believes Yahweh to be a cruel, narcissistic sociopath that is exactly how he will manifest himself to Guyénot (Matt 25:24):

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb.10:31).


The Emergent Beast

The Emergent Beast

Spiritual Warfare   Extremely Important

The Beast is now emerging from the abyss and many of the players are starting to show their true colors.   The enemy hates Christianity and wants to destroy it.  The enemy holds the ancient beliefs of the Gnostics (those who claim secret knowledge) who were thrown out of the church two millinnea ago and who trace their origins back to the Hermetic founder known as Hermes Trismegistus a Greek bastardization of the Egyptian god Thoth. This is the “religion” of transhumanism, a cult that uses science to transcend what it means to be human and become “gods” (Elohim). For this reason they elevate the serpent in Eden as the “light-bringer” (illumination) and YHWH as the demiurge.

So far, Randall Carlson, Joe Rogan, Alex Jones, Graham Hancock and now the Ethical Skeptic have shown themselves as adherents of the ancient cult but there are many more and there is a drive in the alt media  space to push this worldview.

Coming together

If you watched any of the Alison McDowell videos that I posted (particularly the last one) then you will see that in the new paradigm will be impact financing with the  commoditization of human behavior using ledger technology (the blockchain) and tokenism.  In other words you will “earn” tokens (social credits) by doing (or not doing) certain things and “investors” will make money by betting on your behavior (buying shares, trading etc on the outcomes).  The idea is that they can micro-manage you and change how you think and who you are to “save the world” this is what ESG is about:

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is used to screen investments based on corporate policies and to encourage companies to act responsibly. Many mutual funds, brokerage firms, and robo-advisors now offer investment products that employ ESG principles.

Alison has demonstrated links between Scientology, Nation of Islam and JFK Jr.  Moreover, she has previously demonstrated links between LDS (Mormons). These cults are all involved in this space.   Scientology used  its  applied scholastic program schools in 72 countries (lolz). Scientology promotes group mind consciousness and ego death. We are witnessing the convergence of all these cults (and many main stream religious denominations) like the Moonies (Trump spoke at their conference). We also see the rise of “prophetic” movements and supposedly “revivalist” Christian movements which are promoting Christ consciousness or Christian nationalism (or both). These are all false. I believe the key words in this new doctrine is unity and together  because they need to create the hive mind.  They need to completely dispel the idea of sovereignty and agency (freewill) and reduce humanity to learned helplessness with their psyops and jabs.   Just look at the maps that Alison made and the myriad of connections (I have highlighted Hubbard the founder of Scientology). Look at the connection to Jack Parsons the occultist rocket scientist (I made the connection with Madonna after watching Alison’s video…click on the tweet and look at the pictures of the whore of Babylon).


Then there is this even more extensive map by Alison (which also includes Hubbard) concentrating on impact financing but my point is that it will all be mediated to us as a one world New Age Religion.

Parsons was into Thelmea and UK Prime Minister Sunak ‘s hedge fund was Thélème His father in law is an Indian billionaire surveillance capitalist. For decades these people have subverted and penetrated the institutes:

Declaration of war against Christianity

I discovered the sub-stack by Matthew Ehret (Canadian Patriot) which led me to the following interesting video. Although my view on China is more nuanced, I know the Jews were instrumental in the rise of Chinese communism and before that opioid enslavement by the  British East India Company via the Jewish-Iranian Sassoon family, so any critique of China must be balanced against a century of shame and colonial imperialism. In this video Ehret refers to the promotion of the use of psychedelics (something Alison McDowell also mentions regarding the death of ego).

Some 73 years ago Albert Hofmann (not Jewish lolz) discovered LSD-25. Isolating, naming and synthesizing psilocybin and psilocin, as well as synthesizing various analogs thereof but it took Timothy Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) to popularize it which led to the free love hippie era.  Leary was an American psychologist and author known for his strong advocacy of psychedelic drugs.He remained in the non-commissioned officer track while enrolled in the psychology subsection of the Army Specialized Training Program, including three months of study at Georgetown University which is a top Jesuit University in the US and a CIA finishing school.

The idea is that  a psychedelic drug culture coupled with a simulacrum (VR) will replace Christianity.  How else will you distract and entertain and pacify an increasingly neurologically disabled and injured  population of mouth breathers that are not allowed to travel or eat real food?  Christianity will be replaced with the hive mind.  We are all in this together (lolz).

Ehert has a number of very interesting things to say one of them being the mention of the book The Immortality Key: Uncovering the Secret History of the Religion with No Name by Brian C. Muraresku.

The book has a Forward by Graham Hancock who I have dubbed Hermetic Hancock as they purged my comment under the video on the YT channel Future Unity. No thanks. I don’t want your future unity. This is the spiel for selling the book:

A groundbreaking, controversial dive into the role psychedelics have played in the human experience of the Divine throughout Western history, and the answer to a 2,000 year old mystery that could shake the Church to its foundations.

The Immortality Key connects the lost, psychedelic sacrament of Greek religion to early Christianity—exposing the true origins of Western Civilization. In the tradition of unsolved historical mysteries like David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon and Douglas Preston's The Lost City of the Monkey God, Brian Muraresku’s 10-year investigation takes the reader through Greece, Germany, Spain, France and Italy, offering unprecedented access to the hidden archives of the Louvre and the Vatican along the way.

In The Immortality Key, Muraresku explores a little-known connection between the best-kept secret in Ancient Greece and Christianity. This is the real story of the most famous human being who ever lived (Jesus) and the biggest religion the world has ever known. Today, 2.4 billion people are Christian. That's one third of the planet. But do any of them really know how it all started?

Before Jerusalem, before Rome, before Mecca—there was Eleusis: the spiritual capital of the ancient world. It promised immortality to Plato and the rest of Athens's greatest minds with a very simple formula: drink this potion, see God. Shrouded in secrecy for millennia, the Ancient Greek sacrament was buried when the newly Christianized Roman Empire obliterated Eleusis in the fourth century AD.

Renegade scholars in the 1970s claimed the Greek potion was psychedelic, just like the original Christian Eucharist that replaced it. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The rapidly growing field of archaeological chemistry has proven the ancient use of visionary drugs. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. No one has ever found hard, scientific evidence of drugs connected to Eleusis, let alone early Christianity. Until now.

Armed with key documents never before translated into English, convincing analysis, and a captivating spirit of quest, Muraresku mines science, classical literature, biblical scholarship and art to deliver the hidden key to eternal life, bringing us to what clinical psychologist William Richards calls "the edge of an awesomely vast frontier."

Featuring a Foreword by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.

The Multipolar Reality: Synthetic Virtual Reality Drug Cults vs Natural Law

Matt Ehert is also on Rumble and I intend to explore his historical videos on the USA. So much that we have been told about history is a lie. We must keep pulling at the threads till we reveal the truth.  For example, I was intrigued by the suggestion that Hitler may have been treated for his WWI injuries by a Tavistock agent/clinicMuch of history is planned.  Wars don’t just happen.They are not random events.


In the end they will all expose themselves. Very disappointed to find out that the Ethical Skeptic who did such sterling work on the statistics is posing as a Christian. He (or she?) is a Gnostic and controlled opposition laying breadcrumbs to lead you into dystopia.  Naval intelligence?   I should have guessed.

Even history is being given a Gnostic “spin” and scripture is being discredited:



We are in the matrix. They have prepared the architecture for their New Age and all the institutes are ready to launch their trap on the sheep population. They believe that they can hide away and reemerge as gods after the uroboros eats its tail.  They may well be “gods” but they will die like men (Psalm 82:7).

I will not fear the failure of the magnetic shield nor will I put my trust in the shield of man (Adam/Edom or Red Shield=Rothschild),  for God is my shield and very great reward (Gen 15:1).  Though I walk through the valley of death (Ps 23:4) and though I be in perils among false brethren (2 Cor 11:26) I will fear no evil. 

And if you can reincarnate as the Whore of Babylon then I and my brethren can reincarnate in the Spirit of Moses and Elijah the Tishbite the two witness of the Apocalypse out of whose mouths proceeds fire (Rev 11:5) as we burn you with words of truth.  Jesus Christ the King of Kings is returning and his reward is with him.  We reject you lies and the future that you want to impose with the SOMA of your brave new world.    You have already lost and are dead men walking. 

Hermetic Hancock

Hermetic Hancock

Note:  I just checked and all my comments have been purged. Even my replies to  other people.  I cleared my cache and re-posted, and they were purged again. If I had not saved them they would be gone.  Hancock is often hosted by Joe Rogan.  Can you see it yet?  Do you see it yet?

He might as well bow down and worship Thoth.   Transhumanist spreading lies about the Bible so they can usher in their New Age.  See the comment that I posted below this video.

Graham Hancock Reveals The TERRIFYING Truth About Jesus & Bible (20 min)

Graham Hancock is a Hermetic/Gnostic and this is an attack on the Old Testament and indirectly on the New Testament. I have parsed the OT language using PCA (Principle Component Analysis) and LDA (Linear Discriminant Analysis) and the text is ancient and reliable. Furthermore, there is a layer of gematria that is unfalsifiable and that confirms the reliability of the text. Further the idea of a relationship between early Christianity and the cultus of Mithras is based on a remark in the 2nd century Christian writer Justin Martyr, who accused the initiates of Mithras of imitating the Christian communion rite. ( The OT and NT has been attacked for thousands of years and stood its ground and the test of time, Graham Hancock has "discovered" nothing new he is merely leveraging syncretism and the public lack of knowledge. Why does he do this? He does this because he is a Gnostic (those who claim secret knowledge) who were thrown out of the church two millinnea ago and who trace their origins back to the Hermetic founder known as Hermes Trismegistus a Greek bastardization of the Egyptian god Thoth. This is the "religion" of transhumanism, a cult that uses science to transcend what it means to be human and become "gods" (Elohim). For this reason they elevate the serpent in Eden as the "light-bringer" (illumination) and YHWH as the demiurge. Understand this, it is YWHW that abolished human sacrifice which was still practiced up to as recently as 500 years ago. Human sacrifice was prominnet in all cultures until Abraham was taught that God would provide and there was no need for humans to sacrifice children. So Graham Hancock is untruthful and deceptive, twisting texts and deliberately taking them out of context. Transhumanists abolish all boundaries hence the transgender movement which abolishes the male/female difference in its quest for "unity" followed by the abolishing of borders (nation state) and the abolishing of sovereignty (according to them you have no free will) all in the quest to become the monad. The final frontier is digital, human convergence. In order to do this they must discredit and destroy Christianity and introduce a New Age religion. They will be transformed into Elohim through mRNA injections and brain computer interface which is why they are experimenting on you (hermetic alchemy or transformation). This is a dangerous, rebellious cult perpetrating the same sin as in the Genesis myth. Last but not least is their secret knowledge is that this natural cycle is ending as we progress through the Great Precession Year of 25,920 solar years. We are due a reset (the ouroboros) which they have obfuscated with the man-made climate change lie. We are undergoing a magnetic excursion and an extinction/rebirth event and afterwards they want to emerge as the gods of the new age and build back better. God knows the beginning from the end and is initiating another reset in order to prevent them from turning the earth into an abomination. As for Hancock and his ilk.If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. (1 Corinthians 16:22) My commentaries: my blog:

The Gnostic Parasite

The Gnostic Parasite (2:11)


This is very good and James Lindsay although he self-describes as an atheist  comes across as more of a Christian than many Christians I have encountered.  See what he says about faith and Hebrews 11 at about the 50 minute mark.  Highly recommended.  He is correct. We are dealing with a Gnostic Parasite.